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There’s a whole industry dedicated to producing fake US news in Macedonia – and it's gearing up for 2020

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Mourinho ready to make move for Bale

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Macedonia and Greece appear close to settling 27-year name dispute

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Macedonia parliament votes in Social Democrat Zaev as PM

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15 charged in attack on Macedonian parliament that hurt 100

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Macedonians sought over wiretap scandal arrested in Greece
THESSALONIKI, Greece: Two Macedonian former officials sought by Skopje over a wiretap scandal that rocked the government last year have been arrested in Greece, police said.   Read More ...
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Macedonian nationals arrested in Greece over wiretap scandal: police source
ATHENS: Two Macedonian nationals wanted by Interpol have been arrested in Greece over their alleged involvement in a wiretap scandal that brought down Macedonia's government, a police official said on Thursday. Two years of political turmoil were triggered in 2015 after opposition parties accused then prime minister Nikola Gruevski and his counter-intelligence chief of orchestrating the wiretapping of more than 20,000 people   Read More ...
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Macedonian nationals arrested in Greece over wiretap scandal: police source
ATHENS (Reuters) - Two Macedonian nationals wanted by Interpol have been arrested in Greece over their alleged involvement in a wiretap scandal that brought down Macedonia's government, a police official said on Thursday. Two years of political turmoil were triggered in 2015 after opposition parties accused then prime minister Nikola Gruevski and his counter-intelligence chief of orchestrating the wiretapping of more than 20,000 people   Read More ...
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2 arrested in northern Greece on Macedonian wiretap charges
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say they have arrested two men at an airport in northern Greece who are wanted in neighboring Macedonia on charges related to an illegal wiretapping scandal. Police said Thursday the two men were arrested overnight at Thessaloniki airport with forged Bulgarian travel documents. Warrants had been issued for both by Macedonia on charges of setting up a criminal organization and for technology-related crimes   Read More ...
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2 arrested in northern Greece on Macedonian wiretap charges
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say they have arrested two men at an airport in northern Greece who are wanted in neighboring Macedonia on charges related to an illegal wiretapping scandal. Police said Thursday the two men were arrested overnight at Thessaloniki airport with forged Bulgarian travel documents. Warrants had been issued for both by Macedonia on charges of setting up a criminal organization and for technology-related crimes   Read More ...
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Macedonia's pro-Western Social Democrats claim victory in local elections
SKOPJE: Macedonia's ruling Social Democrats claimed victory in municipal elections on Sunday, signalling large-scale support for the new government that has pledged to speed up the small Balkan country's accession to NATO and the European Union. The Social Democrats of Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and the nationalist VMRO-DPMNE, which had ruled Macedonia for a decade, faced off in about 50 municipalities in which Macedonians make up the majority   Read More ...
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Macedonia's pro-Western Social Democrats claim victory in local elections
SKOPJE (Reuters) - Macedonia's ruling Social Democrats claimed victory in municipal elections on Sunday, signalling large-scale support for the new government that has pledged to speed up the small Balkan country's accession to NATO and the European Union. The Social Democrats of Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and the nationalist VMRO-DPMNE, which had ruled Macedonia for a decade, faced off in about 50 municipalities in which Macedonians make up the majority   Read More ...
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Local elections in Macedonia to test pro-Western policy
SKOPJE (Reuters) - Macedonians go to polls on Sunday to elect mayors and town officials in a test for the new government that has pledged to speed up the Balkan country’s accession to NATO and the European Union. Opinion polls give a slight advantage to the Social Democrats of Prime Minister Zoran Zaev over the nationalist VMRO-DPMNE which ruled the country for a decade and still runs most of its 80 municipalities   Read More ...
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Uninspired Italy held to 1-1 draw by Macedonia
TURIN, Italy (Reuters) - Italy's hopes of qualifying directly for next year's World Cup were dashed as they produced another uninspired performance and were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Macedonia in their qualifier on Friday. The result, coupled with Spain's 3-0 win over Albania, ensured that Italy will finish second in Group G, almost certainly guaranteeing them a place in a two-leg playoff for a place in Russia next year   Read More ...
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Domani Italia-Macedonia Azzurri appesi ad Immobile | Metro News
CALCIO Un punto per guadagnarsi gli spareggi. Non servirà un’impresa, ma sarà meglio non rischiare nulla: l’Italia domani sera affronterà la Macedonia al Grande Torino e non potrà permettersi di sbagliare né di giocare con timore. Pena polemiche a chili, inevitabili dopo avere già perso nettamente a Madrid contro la Spagna dopo avere provato a pensare in grande. «Non c'è paura, dobbiamo concentrarci su queste due partite (la seconda contro l’Albania, ndr)   Read More ...
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Mayor beaten as violence mars poll campaigning
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonian police say they have detained nine people for questioning after the mayor of a predominantly Roma suburb of capital Skopje was beaten in the latest violence ahead of Oct. 15 local government elections. Elvis Bajram, mayor of Suto Orizary, who is running for second term, sustained facial injuries after he was attacked during a campaign appearance Monday   Read More ...
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Albanian mayor arrested in Macedonia vote-fraud probe
SKOPJE, Macedonia – Authorities in Macedonia have arrested and detained the mayor of a small town in neighboring Albania on suspicion of vote fraud during Macedonia's local government elections in 2013. The arrest Wednesday was the latest move in a crackdown under the country's four-month-old Socialist government against senior officials and their allies in previous conservative administrations for alleged corruption. A special prosecutor charged Edmond Temelko, mayor of the small border town of Pustec, on suspicion of organizing the transfer of several hundred Albanians allegedly supplied with false identity cards to vote in Macedonia   Read More ...
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Albanian mayor arrested in Macedonia vote-fraud probe
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Authorities in Macedonia have arrested and detained the mayor of a small town in neighboring Albania on suspicion of vote fraud during Macedonia's local government elections in 2013. The arrest Wednesday was the latest move in a crackdown under the country's four-month-old Socialist government against senior officials and their allies in previous conservative administrations for alleged corruption   Read More ...
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Albanian mayor arrested in Macedonia vote-fraud probe
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Authorities in Macedonia have arrested and detained the mayor of a small town in neighboring Albania on suspicion of vote fraud during Macedonia's local government elections in 2013. The arrest Wednesday was the latest move in a crackdown under the country's four-month-old Socialist government against senior officials and their allies in previous conservative administrations for alleged corruption   Read More ...
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Macedonia wants EU membership process, Greek talks to run in tandem
Macedonia hopes it has done enough to convince the European Union to start accession talks while a quarter-of-a-century-long row with neighbouring Greece rumbles on, its foreign minister said on Wednesday. Greece has vetoed the ex-Yugoslav republic’s attempts to join both the EU and NATO because it says the name Macedonia implies a territorial claim over Greece’s own northerly region of Macedonia   Read More ...
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Macedonia wants EU membership process, Greek talks to run in tandem
LONDON (Reuters) - Macedonia hopes it has done enough to convince the European Union to start accession talks while a quarter-of-a-century-long row with neighbouring Greece rumbles on, its foreign minister said on Wednesday. Greece has vetoed the ex-Yugoslav republic's attempts to join both the EU and NATO because it says the name Macedonia implies a territorial claim over Greece's own northerly region of Macedonia   Read More ...
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There’s a whole industry dedicated to producing fake US news in Macedonia – and it's gearing up for 2020
Veles used to make porcelain for the whole of Yugoslavia. Now it makes fake news. This sleepy riverside town in Macedonia is home to dozens of website operators who churn out bogus stories designed to attract the attention of Americans. Each click adds cash to their bank accounts. The scale is industrial: Over 100 websites were tracked here during the final weeks of the 2016 U   Read More ...
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Triumphant visit to Israel for Macedonian PM Zoran Zaev
Only three months after taking office, Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev arrived in Israel on Saturday night in time to attend the World Cup soccer match between the national teams of Israel and Macedonia.Zaev and several of his ministers and advisors were among the spectators who watched the game, but unlike so many of the Israelis who booed and cat-called, the Macedonians cheered and smiled, because Macedonia won 1-0   Read More ...
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Blue-and-white hosts Macedonia in crucial contest for Levy
After falling to fourth place in 2018 World Cup qualifying Groug G on the back of two straight resounding defeats, the Israel national team hosts Macedonia in Haifa on Saturday night in a match that could go a long way to deciding the future of coach Elisha Levy.After combining three consecutive wins, including a road win over main rival Albania, the blue-and-white was been brought back down to earth in painful fashion   Read More ...
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Macedonia, Greece seek better ties amid 25-year name dispute
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia and Greece have committed to improving relations strained for more than two decades by a dispute over Macedonia's name. Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov and Greek counterpart Nikos Kotzias told reporters Thursday that their governments were committed to working on good relations and regional cooperation. The change comes after Prime Minister Zoran Zaev formed what he has billed as a reformist coalition government this spring   Read More ...
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Macedonia, Greece seek better ties amid 25-year name dispute
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia and Greece have committed to improving relations strained for more than two decades by a dispute over Macedonia's name. Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov and Greek counterpart Nikos Kotzias told reporters Thursday that their governments were committed to working on good relations and regional cooperation. The change comes after Prime Minister Zoran Zaev formed what he has billed as a reformist coalition government this spring   Read More ...
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'Recognize new reality', Macedonia asks Greece
SKOPJE (Reuters) - Macedonia called on Greece on Thursday to recognize the "new reality" in the country and support its bid to join the European Union and NATO, a move that would require overcoming the row over the country's name. Greece has vetoed the ex-Yugoslav republic's attempts to join the two bodies because of a decades-long dispute over the name Macedonia   Read More ...
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Coach Levy mulling over Israel lineup versus Macedonia
The Israel national team continued on Wednesday its preparations for the resumption of its 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign against Macedonia in Haifa, with coach Elisha Levy already set on most of his starting lineup for Saturday’s match.Israel is coming off two straight defeats, dropping to fourth place on goal difference in Group G following June’s 3-0 loss at home to Albania   Read More ...
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Macedonian charged in U.S. with selling card data pleads guilty
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Macedonian citizen charged in the United States with operating a website called Codeshop that authorities say was used to sell stolen credit card data pleaded guilty on Friday, U.S. prosecutors said. Djevair Ametovski, 30, pleaded guilty to fraud and identity theft in Brooklyn federal court, according to prosecutors. He faces up to 17 years in prison, prosecutors said   Read More ...
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Macedonian charged in US with selling card data pleads guilty
NEW YORK: A Macedonian citizen charged in the United States with operating a website called Codeshop that authorities say was used to sell stolen credit card data pleaded guilty on Friday, U.S. prosecutors said. Djevair Ametovski, 30, pleaded guilty to fraud and identity theft in Brooklyn federal court, according to prosecutors. He faces up to 17 years in prison, prosecutors said   Read More ...
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Top Macedonian and Serbian officials agree to ease tension
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia and neighboring Serbia have committed to overcome "possible misunderstandings" following a brief spot of diplomatic tension that saw Serbia remove its entire embassy staff from Skopje. The two governments said Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic spoke on the phone Wednesday and agreed to work to improve bilateral relations. A joint statement said the two saw dialogue as the only way forward   Read More ...
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Top Macedonian and Serbian officials agree to ease tension
SKOPJE, Macedonia – Macedonia and neighboring Serbia have committed to overcome "possible misunderstandings" following a brief spot of diplomatic tension that saw Serbia remove its entire embassy staff from Skopje. The two governments said Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic spoke on the phone Wednesday and agreed to work to improve bilateral relations. A joint statement said the two saw dialogue as the only way forward   Read More ...
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Serbia and Macedonia agree to mend ties after embassy pullout
Serbia and Macedonia agreed to mend ties on Wednesday, two days after Belgrade pulled its embassy staff out of Skopje to protest "offensive actions" by its southern neighbour. In a joint statement after a telephone conversation between Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, the two leaders said they had agreed to a dialogue to solve outstanding issues   Read More ...
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Serbia and Macedonia agree to mend ties after embassy pullout
BELGRADE (Reuters) - Serbia and Macedonia agreed to mend ties on Wednesday, two days after Belgrade pulled its embassy staff out of Skopje to protest "offensive actions" by its southern neighbor. In a joint statement after a telephone conversation between Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, the two leaders said they had agreed to a dialogue to solve outstanding issues   Read More ...
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Macedonia denies "intelligence actions" against irate Serbia
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's foreign minister is denying that his country spied on neighboring Serbia, which pulled its entire embassy staff from Skopje two days ago. Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov says Macedonia "did not intend, order or commit intelligence actions" targeting Serbia or any other of its Balkan neighbors. Serbian officials said they withdrew the embassy personnel based on intelligence reports of unspecified "very offensive acts" planned against Serb interests in Macedonia   Read More ...
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Macedonia denies "intelligence actions" against irate Serbia
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's foreign minister is denying that his country spied on neighboring Serbia, which pulled its entire embassy staff from Skopje two days ago. Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov says Macedonia "did not intend, order or commit intelligence actions" targeting Serbia or any other of its Balkan neighbors. Serbian officials said they withdrew the embassy personnel based on intelligence reports of unspecified "very offensive acts" planned against Serb interests in Macedonia   Read More ...
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Serbia withdraws embassy staff from Macedonia
The Serbian government has pulled its entire embassy staff from Macedonia amid claims over "offensive intelligence activities" against Belgrade, in a move that is likely to strain relations between the two Balkan neighbours. Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic told reporters on Monday that the withdrawal from the Macedonian capital, Skopje, was made after intelligence reports of "very offensive acts" planned against Serbian interests in Macedonia   Read More ...
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Serbia pulls staff from Macedonia embassy, citing 'offensive'
Belgrade has abruptly withdrawn all staff from its embassy in Macedonia for consultations regarding "offensive intelligence activities" against Serbia, President Aleksandar Vucic said. Macedonia's foreign ministry said it was informed by the embassy late yesterday that employees were being called back to Belgrade for consultations. No reason was initially given for the move, which is likely to strain relations between the Balkan neighbours   Read More ...
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Serbia withdraws entire staff from its embassy in Macedonia
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The entire staff of the Serbian Embassy in the Macedonian capital has been withdrawn for urgent consultations in Belgrade in a move that has further strained relations between the Balkan neighbors. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said Monday that the withdrawal was made after intelligence reports of "very offensive acts" planned against Serb interests in Macedonia. He didn't specify, adding that in the next 10 days "everything will be much clearer   Read More ...
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Serbia recalls embassy staff from Macedonia
Serbia recalled its embassy staff from Macedonia for consultations, after receiving intelligence that there had been "offensive actions" against its institutions, President Aleksandar Vucic said on Monday. "There is a lot of speculation right now. I think everything will be a lot clearer within the next 10 days," Vucic told reporters near Belgrade, adding that some of the embassy staff would be replaced   Read More ...
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Serbia recalls embassy staff from Macedonia
OBRENOVAC, Serbia (Reuters) - Serbia recalled its embassy staff from Macedonia for consultations, after receiving intelligence that there had been "offensive actions" against its institutions, President Aleksandar Vucic said on Monday. "There is a lot of speculation right now. I think everything will be a lot clearer within the next 10 days," Vucic told reporters near Belgrade, adding that some of the embassy staff would be replaced   Read More ...
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Serbia withdraws entire staff from its embassy in Macedonia
Serbian state TV said Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic will comment today. The entire staff of the Serbian Embassy in the Macedonian capital has been withdrawn for urgent consultations in Belgrade in a move that has further strained relations between the Balkan neighbors. The Macedonian Foreign Ministry said Monday it "is not aware of the reasons for this decision." Serbian officials have not given a reason for the withdrawal   Read More ...
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Serbia withdraws entire staff from its embassy in Macedonia
BELGRADE, Serbia – The entire staff of the Serbian Embassy in the Macedonian capital has been withdrawn for urgent consultations in Belgrade in a move that has further strained relations between the Balkan neighbors. The Macedonian Foreign Ministry said Monday it "is not aware of the reasons for this decision." Serbian officials have not given a reason for the withdrawal. Serbian state TV said Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic will comment on Monday   Read More ...
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Serbia withdraws entire staff from its embassy in Macedonia
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The entire staff of the Serbian Embassy in the Macedonian capital has been withdrawn for urgent consultations in Belgrade in a move that has further strained relations between the Balkan neighbors. The Macedonian Foreign Ministry said Monday it "is not aware of the reasons for this decision." Serbian officials have not given a reason for the withdrawal   Read More ...
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Macedonian lawmakers fire top prosecutor over wiretap probe
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's left wing-dominated parliament has dismissed the country's top prosecutor, whom the government accused of alleged incompetence and "submissiveness" to the previous administration. In a ballot Thursday, all 64 lawmakers from the governing coalition voted for the dismissal of 57-year-old Marko Zvrlevski over his handling of an investigation into a major wiretapping scandal. The conservative opposition led by the VMRO-DPMNE party walked out before the vote   Read More ...
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